Green Party co-leader Jonathan Bartley will claim that Brexit poses a threat to the environment
Mr Bartley is to put at the heart of his party's local election campaign a new Environmental Protection Act to replace EU legislation.
Launching the campaign today, he will say: "Brexit is an unprecedented threat to the environment and puts 40 years of legislation at risk.
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He will put a new Environmental Protection Act to replace EU laws at the heart of his campaign Brexit Negotiations: Britain's sternest enemies Tue, April 4, 2017
According to a new index, the EU27 countries fall into three groups: hard-core, hard and soft. These are the countries with the highest scores which indicate a fairly strong opposition to Britain’s position
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France has the highest score in the index at 32.5
"These laws protect our air, water and climate and they affect everyone in the UK who values our natural world."
Brexit is an unprecedented threat to the environment
More than 90 per cent of people in the UK live within 12 miles of a site protected under the EU's nature laws, according to research by conservationists.
More than 90 per cent of people in the UK live within 12 miles of aisle protected under EU laws
Mr Bartley will also commit to fighting cuts to local services as he launches his party's campaign with a speech in Worcester.
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"The Green Party is the only party fighting both an extreme Brexit and Tory Government cuts, protecting public services locally while strengthening relationships internationally," Mr Bartley will say.
The party is due to field a record number of candidates in the elections on May 4, with 1,561 standing across England, Scotland and Wales.